Monday, October 31, 2011

Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region (FNAS)



Nov. 14th at 7pm: A Free Webinar by Kevin Pratt, National Archives Manager of 


Reference Core Two on "Military Personnel Records" Focus: the military records


located at National Personnel Records Center and how these records can be 


accessed and by whom and some unique services we provide to help veterans


 and their families. 


FREE, RSVP required - http://friendsnas.org/webinarSch.htm

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Here is tutorial on using death certificates especially for beginners.  Free access to Ancestry.com is available at the Family History Centers in Tucson. 

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwz6891V4do&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

REMINDER: FREE EVENT - Family History in the 21st Century this Saturday


Family History in the 21st Century

October 29, 2011

8:00am to 3:30pm

6901 E. Kenyon


A more detailed schedule of classes and class handouts should be available closer to October 29th at:
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tucson_Arizona_Family_History_Center

Please print class handouts BEFORE you come.

 Each hour there will be a Study Hall at the Family History Center. Bring
questions you may have about your research and get one-on-one help from a family history consultant.

Technology webinars from some of the best professional genealogists will be
shown each hour. Topics will be: Backing Up Your Genealogy, How to Use
Google, Dropbox, Google Docs, and Google Earth.
The fair is being held at both the Tucson Family History Center and the East
Stake Center. They are next to each other but their address is on different
streets.

FHC   500 S. Langley                            East Stake Center   6901 E.
Kenyon

Lunch break: 11:20-noon   Please bring your own lunch

FREE Beginning Class - One on one mentoring and "Tips and Tricks for the Genealogist"


Please join us for our next free beginner's genealogy class.  The class is being offered on November 5th from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm at the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road. Google Map to Nanini Library   We will have one on one mentoring and a short program of  "Tips and Tricks for the Genealogist".   Please RSVP to Barbara Salyer at  296-1498.  

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Free government genealogy resources

Part of researching is knowing where to look.  A good source for state maps with counties included are available through the census division of the government.   State maps with counties dated 2000 are available at http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/stco_02.htm.

The government has also produced a "Using Maps in Genealogy" document by the United States Geological Survey at  http://www.census.gov/history/pdf/mapsgenealogy.pdf.

Also available at the census site is a link to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services genealogy program pamphlet.  It can be viewed at http://www.census.gov/history/pdf/uscisgenealogyprogram.pdf.

Additional genealogy resources on the census site may be found at http://www.census.gov/history/www/reference/genealogy/.

Happy hunting!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Free Tonight: Geneablogger Radio - Obits, Death Records and Genealogy


Friday night fun with the Geneabloggers Radio Program, please visit their site for more information.

GeneaBloggers Radio Episode 40

Friday, October 21, 2011
9pm-10:30pm Eastern US
8-9:30pm Central US
7-8:30pm Mountain US
6-7:30pm Pacific US
2am London UK
1pm Saturday Sydney AUS
Don’t forget that there is a chat room where all the “cool kids” hang out on Friday night! Sign in to BlogTalkRadiowith your Facebook account or set up a free BlogTalkRadio account to join in the fun.

The Final Chapter – Obituaries, Death Records and Genealogy

This week our show is entitled The Final Chapter – Obituaries, Death Records and Genealogy. Our special guests will include: Susan Soper, author and journalist who has created ObitKit™, a book  We’ll also talk with professional genealogist, author and educator Diana Crisman Smith, who teaches the Death Records 101 course at Family Tree University.

FREE - Oct 29th Family History in the 21st Century

Family History in the 21st Century

October 29, 2011

8:00am to 3:30pm

6901 E. Kenyon


A more detailed schedule of classes and class handouts should be available closer to October 29th at:
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tucson_Arizona_Family_History_Center

Please print class handouts BEFORE you come.

 Each hour there will be a Study Hall at the Family History Center. Bring
questions you may have about your research and get one-on-one help from a family history consultant.

Technology webinars from some of the best professional genealogists will be
shown each hour. Topics will be: Backing Up Your Genealogy, How to Use
Google, Dropbox, Google Docs, and Google Earth.
The fair is being held at both the Tucson Family History Center and the East
Stake Center. They are next to each other but their address is on different
streets.

FHC   500 S. Langley                            East Stake Center   6901 E.
Kenyon

Lunch break: 11:20-noon   Please bring your own lunch

Monday, October 17, 2011

Webinars free from Ohana Software - Obits and DNA

Ohana Software The Makers of Family Insights are also presenting  free webinars for additional details please visit  http://www.ohanasoftware.com/?sec=webinars

Obituaries
Presenters:  Thomas Jay Kemp:Director, Genealogy Products - Newsbank, Inc
Tips you need to make sure you get the most from an obituary notice.  Recognize the clues that will help extend your family tree.

The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships
Presenter:  Ugo Perego:  Senior Researcher, Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation

Lecture of general overviews on how genetic testing can be used by historians to trace, verify, expand and link genealogical records and pedigrees.  Paternally-inherited Y chromosome and the maternally-inherited mitochondrial DNA will be discussed to show how these two makers can play a roll in the search for our ancestors.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

National Archives Military Records Free Webinar









The Friends of the National Archives Southeast presents free webinars see their website at  http://www.friendsnas.org/webinarSch.htm for additional information.  Below is a listing for a new webinar regarding Military Personnel Records.


Mon, 14 Nov
7pm (EDT)
Kevin Pratt, Manager of Reference Core Two
Military Personnel Records
Focus: the military records located at National Personnel Records Center and how these records can be accessed and by whom and some unique services we provide to help veterans and their families.
"Register Now"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Upcoming Webinars to further your genealogical education!

October
The Three Cs of Irish Research: Civil Registration, Church Records, and Census, presented by Judy Wight on Wednesday, October 19.
Let Your Voice Be Heard in the Digital Conversation, presented by Drusilla Pair on Wednesday, October 26.

November
Cracking the Case of Nathan Brown's Parents, presented by Marian Pierre-Louis on Wednesday, November 2.
FamilyRoots Organizer System presented by Mary Hill on Friday, November 4.
It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune presented by Thomas MacEntee on Wednesday, November 9.
Creating a Shareable CD with Legacy and Passage Express Softwarepresented by Jefferson Shupe on Wednesday, November 16.
Celebrate the Holidays and Share Family History with Heritage Collector Software, presented by Kathleen Bitter on Friday, November 18.
A Closer Look at Google+, presented by Dan Lynch on Wednesday, November 30.

December
Tracing Immigrant Ancestors presented by Lisa Alzo on Wednesday, December 7.
"Is My Pet Frog Part of My Family?" Children and Genealogy in the Classroom presented by Maureen Taylor on Wednesday, December 14.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Map of UMC

Here is a map of UMC for those of you who would like a copy.  X marks the spot!

UMC Map

Friday, October 7, 2011

October 15th meeting at the University Medical Center, Room 2117

We have two wonderful presentations for you Saturday, October 15th.  Our first program is Federal, State Census & More My Experiences with Census by Al Seames followed by Learn about You by Learning about THEM:  The Relationship Between Cultural and Genealogical Studies presented by Colleen McHugh, LMSW.  This month's meeting is at University Medical Center, Room 2117,  1:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm. Map to UMC

Our nine page October handout is available by clicking October Handout.

Thank you William (Bill) Peckat  for providing pictures of our meeting location, Room 2117,  at University Medical Center. As you can see the room has stadium seating, large viewing screens, and a audio system.


We will have some folks and signage directing you to our meeting location.  As promised,  Amy Urman's cell number 331-8756, if you get lost.  The number is actually a business number for Nosy Wilma Investigations so if you hear a recording just leave a message and your call will returned ASAP.

Some of us are meeting at the hospital cafeteria prior to the meeting from 11:30 - 12:30 for lunch.  Please come join us for a lively meal and personal guidance to the meeting room.


Directions to University Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
(between Speedway and Elm)
Parking
1.         Garage
Enter the Medical Central from Campbell Avenue -- in front of the Main Hospital
Turn left at the first side street
Turn right into the Parking Garage Entrance – parking is free on Saturdays
Turn right into the Patient/Visitor Underground Parking Garage
Take the elevator at the northwest end of the garage to the 4th floor
Enter the Hospital through the main doors
Go to the hallway just past the elevators
Turn left and go almost to the double doors exiting the building
Turn right and before you would enter the Library, turn left at the double doors
Room 2117 is at the far south end of that hallway

2.         South Parking Lot
Park in the Lot just south of the College of Nursing and Pharmacy
Go north through the middle of the two college buildings until you get to the double glass doors to         enter the College of Medicine
Turn left (west) after you enter the building until just before the Library
Turn left at the double doors
Room 2117 is at the far south end of that hallway

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Beginning Classes: Vital Record Substitutes, Friday Oct 7


Join Us Friday, October 7th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at the Himmel Park Library 1035 N. Treat Ave.  This beginners session will highlight vital record substitutes for the first 30-45 minutes and then have one on one mentoring for the remainder of the session.  Please RSVP by calling Barbara Salyer at 296-1498.   Please call Barbara Salyer if you plan on coming to the Friday session and have not previously registered.

Saturday October 8th - Help Session



Hit a Brickwall?   
Need some help to overcome a research obstacle? 
Join us at Saturday's Help Session


Saturday's Help session will be from 1 to 3 pm in Room 2117 of the College of Medicine at University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell.  Bring your genealogy problems so that the group can brainstorm and search for answers.  Bring your laptop to search in real time during the session.